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July 25, 2013

Splinter – Show Your Professional Side

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You’ve got skills, you’ve got work experience, and you’ve got a roster of professional accolades. Now you have a place to show it all off. Splinter.me offers its own spin on traditional resumes and CVs, providing users with ways promote themselves and get first dibs on career opportunities in sought after industries.

Link Splinter.me to your LinkedIn or Facebook account to begin. The platform will import pertinent data from your social networks, and then give you the chance to modify various profile elements to present yourself in the best possible light. Relevant information from your online activities is displayed in widgets, and you can manually add all the tools you use for work using Splinter.me’s exhaustive list. Hubs function as a central spot to discuss business-related topics. Splinter.me encourages you to follow Hubs that are relevant to your industry as a way to share your knowledge and meet others in your field. Another way to make connections is by following other Splinter.me users. Any updates these users make to their profiles will show up in your stream.

Of course, the real reason people use any career networking website is for the potential job opportunities. Within the next few months, Splinter.me will begin opening its platform up to recruiters, who will then be able to match selected users with job openings in a variety of fields.

Practical Uses:

  • Get to know other professionals in your industry
  • Create a professional profile where people can see your past work experience
  • Bolster your reputation as a knowledgeable source about web development
  • Find out about job openings in your field

Insider Tips:

  • View a list of the ‘Most Viewed’ profiles
  • Brush up on your skills by checking out the Hubs section
  • Users can search for other users with certain skills or employment histories
  • Splinter.me is available in the U.S., as well as other markets

What we liked:

  • Digital profiles are a great way for people to get noticed by recruiters
  • Splinter.me serves as an excellent networking tool
  • Job seekers can find career advice on the Splinter.me platform
  • Recruiters can use Splinter.me to find qualified job applicants

What we didn’t like:

  • Many of Splinter.me’s most innovative features haven’t yet been released

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Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Alexandria, Egypt
  • Founded by: Ahmed El.Hussaini and Adelina Peltea
  • Web site: http://splinter.me

Costs:

  • Free